Burn ban issued for region

The state Department of Ecology announced Tuesday morning that a stage one burn ban is in effect for Okanogan, Ferry, Douglas and surrounding counties beginning at 4 p.m. today.

Snow prompts mountain pass closures

Snoqualmie Pass may be closed all day, Stevens set to open at 11 a.m.

Tonasket pastor announces retirement

Former youth pastor named to succeed

Nearly 20 years after first stepping into the pulpit at the Tonasket Free Methodist Church, the Rev. Ron Wise is retiring at the end of the month.

Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa Claus has touched down and will make his way around town today and tomorrow in the Omak area and in Okanogan on Friday.

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Winter storm warning issued

Meteorologists call for snow, ice

Meteorologists are calling for heavy snow and potential freezing rain tomorrow night and into Friday morning.

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Omak Wood Products may close

The Omak Wood Products mill likely will close early next year.

Burglar trapped by pipes at store

A local man has been jailed on suspicion of second-degree burglary after becoming stuck in a cooking exhaust pipe while allegedly trying to break into an east side gas station/mini market.

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Department store closing doors after 82 years

Two historic businesses – Hughes Department Store and Hughes Warehouse — will close their doors next month.

Sitzmark fundraising dinner, auction planned

A fundraising dinner and auction for the Sitzmark ski area is planned for tomorrow evening at The Kuhler, 302 N. Whitcomb Ave.

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Omak offers Christmas on Main

Saturday event features parade, visit from Santa

Downtown will turn into a festive holiday village Saturday during Christmas on Main, which features the annual twilight parade and other activities.

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PUD workers win state award

Crews worked to save infrastructure, others' property

Employees of the Okanogan County Public Utility District have received the "Good Samaritan Award" from the Washington Public Utility Districts Association for their efforts during the summerís wildfires.

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Three cougar kittens captured in Oroville

'Rugged Justice' TV show documents capture process

Three cougar cubs were captured in a three-day span last week, all while national television cameras were in town filming a reality program.

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Oroville School District seeks levy

Residents to cast vote in February election

Oroville School District residents will be asked whether or not they support replacing an outgoing two-year maintenance and operations levy on the February 2016 ballot.

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Snow, wet weather hits

More white stuff predicted for later this week

Mother Nature dumped the first significant amount of snow of the season throughout Okanogan Valley and the surrounding mountains Wednesday evening, with the possibility for more white stuff this week.

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Habitat dedicates home

Family of four breaks ground on future house

Groundbreaking for the newest Okanogan County Habitat for Humanity house was Tuesday on South Ash Street.